Friday, January 22, 2010

Ahhh, Alaska

My first snow machining (snowmobiling to everyone outside of Alaska) trip in a very long time... and it was wonderful. Despite getting stuck a number of times and fighting an albatross of a sled behind my machine, it was a spectacular day. I had quite a bit of down time to look around and take photos while my riding partner rode ahead to find the easiest way to our destination.



Getting ready to head out of the parking lot.



The albatross that followed me, got me stuck again and again, and now lives under the cabin in the woods.





Denali (aka Mt. McKinley) out in full that day.



Checking to make sure I am still there. Sometimes I wasn't...



The first time I was stuck. Note the depth of the snow... it got much deeper.



This one's for you, Wade.



This is where I called my little brother to let him know where I was. Just so he wouldn't worry, of course. ;-) Not a bad view for the 15 minutes I spent there.



We had just got me out of another hole when I spotted this... no time for digging when you have beautiful light, like this!



And then I turned around to see this... and had to put the toys away to help.



The sun was starting to set about the time we made it to the cabin. You can see the last blush of sunset on the mountains.





We stopped at the cabin for about 30 minutes to unload, eat some lunch, and write in the cabin journal.



We were about half way back to the truck and stopped for one last shot of the mountains. A beautiful end to an amazing day. I love Alaska!

6 comments:

Sodak Girl said...

WOW...wow...super wow! So different from a KS city winter. I'm jealous. :D

Olivia said...

Looks like so much fun!!! And your pictures, as always, are beautiful!! Can't wait until I get my own view of Alaska!

Jen said...

Awwww Natey Boy :) looks like a full, fun day Carrie! Gosh I miss Alaska, although we got a bit of winter this weekend. Everything is closed due to 5 inches of snow and lots of sleet and ice. Love and miss you my friend.

Friar Tuck said...

I have always loved your pictures, but it is easier to see a growth and maturity in your art in the last few years. Well done.

rubyslipperlady said...

Ya, sure you just called Wade to let him know you were ok. Whatever, you were calling to gloat and we all know it. And I think it's A-OK!

rubyslipperlady said...

Ya, sure you just called Wade to let him know you were ok. Whatever, you were calling to gloat and we all know it. And I think it's A-OK!